“UNPLANNED doesn’t mean a mistake. It simply means Life knew what I needed before I did”.
That’s right. We had no plan of having a baby in the initial months of our married life. To be frank, we didn’t even think or talk about it. Hence the arrival of our little girl was both a shock and a surprise at the same time. It was just 3 and half months since my marriage when I came to know that I am pregnant. I have to admit that I had a bit of shame in the beginning, within minutes it was gone and I started weaving dreams about my baby.
I was with V in Trivandrum until the 5th month. I didn’t have much pregnancy sicknesses (with God’s grace) other than dizziness. It was just like my amma’s when she was carrying me and my siblings.
Life didn’t change much for V and I. We watched most of the new (Malayalam) movies in the theatre, before and during pregnancy. I was literally having a wonderful “first trimester”, unlike most of the pregnant ladies. Thanks again to the genes!
I moved to Changanacherry in the 5th month and stayed with my mother in law. V was a weekend visitor then. We have a traditional way of celebrating baby shower which is done in the 7th month of pregnancy. Only our close relatives were invited and my parents came over with lots of sweets and gold jewellery (again a traditional custom!). I was all decked up in my Manthrakodi saree and some Jewellery. It was a fun day for all of us.
I have to thank V, sister-in-law, brother-in-law and all our cousins in Changanacherry making my day so special.
It was a great feeling to come back home for a long period after getting married. I was all pampered with love and great food. I loved everything about being pregnant, every bit of it. And yes, I still continued going for movies in the theatre, with my cousins.
During my third semester, I started being creative all of a sudden! It was an extraordinary change, as I was never a creative person until then. I did canvas painting, paper quilling, and what not! That too with just the help of YouTube tutorials. Have to mention that I am super proud to be a self-taught DIYer. Hopefully, I will be doing a separate blog post on the same.
Pregnancy changed not only my creative side but my physical shape too! Now, this is not a new thing, I know.But my joy had no boundaries as I crossed 50 kg for the very first time in my life. Yes, my average weight is 46 kg and crossing 50 was indeed a big deal for me. Sad, I couldn’t reach 60 kg as my maximum was 57 kg! Still happy I was.
So, the first, second and the third trimesters flew just like that. And a cute little angel came into our lives on 17th September 2014. She was born in the same hospital where her amma was born 26 years ago.
And I knew our lives were changing dramatically, for the good.
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